Thursday, August 26, 2010

My Husband Doesn't Understand Me!

I know this is shocking for those of you who know Mr. Tennis, but really, this week, he doesn't understand what I am doing.

Remember these?


Well, Mr. T couldn't understand why I would want to put "windows" on the inside of our bedroom window.  They are actually cabinet doors, so therefore, it makes more sense, in my mind.  Why not mount cabinet doors to give your otherwise unadorned bedroom windows some personality?

Again, Exhibit A:





I didn't even know if I could hang the darn things, but today was the day I wanted to try it.  AND I actually used a drill!




 


Ok, ok, I used an electric one, but I still labored hard!  Oh, and then I needed anchors because of our old plaster walls, that by-the-way, did not behave well when I drilled.





Nevertheless I got the "windows" up. And Mr. Tennis still doesn't understand why.  I'm not sure I do either, but I like the look so far. (Please excuse my poor lighting and photography skills - they are only second to my drill and anchor technique)




I had to reposition the hinges to the opposite side of the cabinets/windows so they could open with the "good" side out.  It only took me about an hour to figure that out.

I would show you the lighted evening shots I took, but I think you might have flashbacks to some scary movies with all the towering shadows.  What the heck, here's one of them.  I have not done a good job of absorbing the online photography tutorials - please don't be scared and not come back to see where I go from here with my "indoor windows". Promise? Not to mention the awful conglomeration of pillows.



But, you know, now that I see the two photos close to each other, I think this second one is quite dramatic and not as scary as I thought.

I'm not sure where I will go from here with this look.  I think there are a lot of possibilities: painting, draping, putting something above the window - who knows. 

 All I know is that my husband is still somewhat puzzled that we have windows mounted on the sides of our "real" window. And I patiently explain, once again, they are cabinet doors, now doesn't that make sense?


6 comments:

Sue said...

LOVE what you did with the windows! They look great.

Take care, Sue

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

A word of advice to Mr. Tennis from Mr. Decor. Its a decorating thing. Just say "It looks nice." :)

Duchess of Decor says, It adds interest to the room. I like it!

Mr. Connor said...

He should think of it as extra insulation to cut down on the electric bill. Does look nice. Where did you get the " brace ? " Do you want some bits (drill ) to go with it ?

Orlando Grandma said...

Congratulations on the handleing of the drill, It is not an easy task.
I think the windows/doors adds personality to the room. I like the effect. I don't know how you managed to get them up there.
Tell Mr.Tennis, decorative ideas do not have to make sense.

Sammy said...

It looks great! Period. :]

Linda said...

I get it! It adds great architectural interest to the existing window! Doesn't have to make any sense at all LOL!